Scotland with style
A city of style, Glasgow will appeal to all visitors. Try the bustling Buchanan Street for the best in fashion or one of three shopping centres in the area. For quieter pursuits visit a city park including Kelvingrove or Glasgow Green. The Botanic Gardens are a favourite with families - why not feed the squirrels and explore the glass houses? Enjoy a vegan dish or herbal tea at an alternative café bar in The West End. Take a cycle along the new Clydeside paths for great views of the river - follow the cycle route to the Digital Quarter where the Science Centre and BBC are located. With all-night music and clubbing venues, Glasgow is always on the move. Sample a club night at the Arches or a mellow acoustic session in the corner of a pub. Be sure to order a pint of Tennent’s - Glasgow’s locally-produced lager.
Considered one of the best UK cities for shopping, it’s easy to see why Glasgow is known as Scotland’s ‘City of Style’. Search the malls, arcades and boutiques for a gift to take home. Museums, galleries and city parks appeal to travellers on a first time visit.
When To Go?
Scotland is infamous as a rainy destination yet May through June can see high temperatures of 20°C. The city is also renowned as a festival destination and is busiest during the summer months. As many locals travel to warmer climates for the autumn holidays, October is generally a quiet period. Cheaper flights and accommodation are available during this time.
How To Get There?
Glasgow is served by two airports; Glasgow International (GLA) and Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK). Coach services are available from both airports into the city centre. Prestwick is located 46km (29 miles) from Glasgow and connects to the railway. Discounted tickets are available on train fares to the airport; the journey can take 40 minutes. Glasgow Prestwick Airport offers both domestic and European flights. Routes to worldwide destinations leave from Glasgow International.
See the best Glasgow has to offer by riding the famous ‘clockwork orange’ underground train. Frequent the chic bars of the Merchant City and see a show at the Tron Theatre. Visit Kelvingrove Museum to see a spitfire aeroplane suspended in the lobby. Join the crowds on Sauchiehall Street for a night out on the town or retreat to a late night café bar in the West End.